MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive68.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:24
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
80.8% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 422
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 429
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MaxC: 1544 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
43.8% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 125
Parallax 136
43% 136 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 130
Splatting 88.5
43% 101 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$53
21GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 498
Write 324
Mixed 343
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 9.46
82% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 28.2
53% 98.3 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
683GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 163
Mixed 160
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.35
130% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD38G13332 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
27.1% Poor
MC Read 7.9
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.8 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 30%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 8,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $944
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